Yes, the 2021 VW ID.4 is now available at McGrath Volkswagen of Marion and McGrath Volkswagen of Dubuque! It’s finally time to showcase the power of EV, and do it in STYLE!
The ID.4 is the first U.S.-bound Volkswagen built from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Marketed as an SUV, the ID.4 is smaller than VW’s Tiguan small SUV, but is chock full of awesome features, and has a streamlined, slick look to the exterior.
Previously, we wrote about the top ten coolest features of the ID.4, but now, interested parties have the opportunity to actually test drive this bad boy and bring it home to mama!
Intrigued? Well, consider this school, because class is about to begin.
Power for the 2021 VW ID4 is stored in a 288-pouch-cell, 12-module, 82.0-kWh lithium-ion battery pack sandwiched in its floorpan; it feeds its juice to a permanent-magnet synchronous motor mounted at the back of the car, driving the rear wheels. Maximum output is pegged at 201 horsepower and 228 lb-ft of torque, though VW promises a more powerful all-wheel drive version, called the ID AWD Pro, with 302 horsepower due soon.
It also utilizes the MEB platform, an all-new EV operation built from the ground up with a “skateboard design,” which lends more space for passengers and cargo. The cabin is also something forged out of pure dreams. By installing a recessed dashboard and freeing up space between driver and passenger with an uncluttered center console. Because of the unique design of the MEB, the floor in the back is flat and thereby allowing more headroom.
Check out our previous post right here if you want to learn about a BUNCH of cool stuff the engineers of the ID.4 added to make your life easier.
Worried About Switching To Electric?
According to the U.S. Department of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, not only are EV fun to have, they are also practical. They are helpful for reducing carbon emissions and can save you loads of cash:
“Fueling with electricity offers some advantages not available in conventional internal combustion engine vehicles. Because electric motors react quickly, EVs are very responsive and have very good torque. EVs are often more digitally connected than conventional vehicles, with many EV charging stations providing the option to control charging from a smartphone app.
…EVs can also reduce the emissions that contribute to climate change and smog, improving public health and reducing ecological damage. Charging your EV on renewable energy such as solar or wind minimizes these emissions even more.”
Where to charge an EV can still be an issue, especially if you don’t have a home setup, so Volkswagen has partnered with Electrify America for three years of free fast charging for every ID4. According to Electrify America, it has 446 active charging stations in the U.S., with 113 more on the way. There’s also quite a few other charging ports throughout Iowa if you don’t mind crossing over to Tesla country.
What Are You Waiting For?
Especially with gas prices hitting up at the uncomfortable range again this summer, there’s never been a better time to check out an EV, and the ID.4 is sure to be a smart addition to your fleet for years to come.
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